Motivation Corner: The Fruit of Resilience, By Bolaji Seyi
No matter how hard you work on yourself, there will be times when everything that can go wrong will go wrong. Adversity will hit hard. Tragedy will sweep through. Threats will come from every corner. Everything that saps energy will become your new normal. This is also part of the thing we call life.
Although these times can be tough even for people with the strongest characters, it is the best opportunity you have to strengthen your resolve, build your character and consolidate your efforts.
Each time you build resistance against adversity, you emerge stronger, wiser and tougher. You move one step forward towards your goals.
If there’s one thing winners from all walks of life can attest to as a major reason for their success, it would be this: they didn’t quit. Even when it seemed like the world was against them. They didn’t quit even in the face of the fierce challenges. Put another way, they were resilient.
So what is the secret to surviving adversity? What is the key to bouncing back? I’ll put in one word: attitude.
You’ve heard the saying “tough times don’t last, tough people do”. This means in the aftermath of a tough season, even when the dust has settled, the toughness it took to scale through the storm will now be a part of your personality.
Attitude is the key to surviving the harsh climate of life. Your attitude is what keeps you going in the face of fierce challenges. But attitude is a product of belief. You can’t have an attitude beyond your belief.
So the key to resilience is the right attitude. But attitude is a product of belief.
This year, renew your commitment to pursue your goals with vigor and be resilient in the face of adversity. Resolve to be tough, strong and courageous.
If you’ve set your sight on the top, then you’ve got be prepared to deal with the inevitable bumps on the road to success. But you can’t allow yourself to be weighed down by the challenges that test your resolve.
Each time you feel like giving up, just look back and see how far you’ve travelled and you’ll see the folly in giving up.
Keep running. Don’t quit till you reach your goal.
Arewa Agenda is a Publication of young writers from Northern Nigeria towards Peaceful Coexistence and National Development through positive narratives.